Hungry Girl creator and New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Lillien has a new cookbook and it’s a treasure trove of guilt-free recipes. “The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook” is packed with 200 recipes that you’d never guess were low calorie. Stuffed ‘n Smoothered Berry French Toast, Spaghetti Squash Bolognese, and Chicken Marinara Stuffed Potatoes are just a few of the book’s array of tasty offerings. Check out Lillien’s tasty Pepperoni Portabella Pizza recipe.

Pepperoni Portabella Pizza

Makes 1 serving: 93 calories

3.5g fat, 238mg sodium, 9g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 8.5g protein



  • 1 portabella mushroom, stem chopped and reserved
  • 2 tablespoons canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash onion powder
  • Dash Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped
  • Optional topping: red pepper flakes

You’ll Need:

  • baking sheet
  • nonstick spray
  • small bowl

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
2. Place mushroom cap on the sheet, rounded side down. Bake until slightly tender, about 8 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir seasonings into crushed tomatoes. Add chopped mushroom stem, and mix well.
4. Remove sheet, but leave oven on.
5. Blot away excess moisture from mushroom cap. Evenly top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and chopped pepperoni.
6. Bake until mushroom is tender, tomato mixture is hot, and cheese has melted, 8 to 10 minutes.


If you want to make more of Lisa Lillian’s delicious recipes go to your local bookstore or login to Amazon to purchase “The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Mix-n-Match Meals & Snacks”. For even more recipes head over to Hungry Girl and sign up for her daily newsletter. 

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